Environmental Politics

"Critics Hear E.P.A.’s Voice in ‘Public Comments’"

"When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a major new rule intended to protect the nation’s drinking water last year, regulators solicited opinions from the public. The purpose of the 'public comment' period was to objectively gauge Americans’ sentiment before changing a policy that could profoundly affect their lives."

Source: NY Times, 05/19/2015

"Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail"

"Oil tycoon Harold Hamm told a University of Oklahoma dean last year that he wanted certain scientists there dismissed who were studying links between oil and gas activity and the state's nearly 400-fold increase in earthquakes, according to the dean's e-mail recounting the conversation.

Source: Bloomberg, 05/18/2015


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